Newly-discovered Mayan calendar in Guatemala proves (again) the world won't end in 2012

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41 Responses to “Newly-discovered Mayan calendar in Guatemala proves (again) the world won't end in 2012”

  1. Brainspore says:

    Just because the Mayans didn’t believe that the world will end in 2012 doesn’t “prove” that it won’t! We could still all die in a completely coincidental cataclysm.

    • Guest says:

      I suspect the Mayans didn’t plan for such eventualities

      • chellberty says:

        yeah they cut down all their trees dumbasses.  Why no rainfall? Solutions? Well IDK rip out more beating hearts. http://news.discovery.com/history/mexico-tree-ring-history-drought-110209.html

        • Brainspore says:

          Nowadays we deal with rapidly depleting resources by ritualistically staging drone attacks in distant countries. There’s still a lot of blood, but at least it’s not spilled all over our government buildings. (Not literally, anyway.)

    • Grey Eyed Man of Destiny says:

      More troubling, that headline implies that this new calendar was refuting a previous “proof” that the world would end. Definitely on my short list of words writers should (almost) never use, unless they’re writing about alcohol.

    • Wreckrob8 says:

      My first thought exactly. It seems they really did have supernatural predictive abilities. Western science has proved it.

  2. This story and the one about the P-40 found in the Egyptian desert have got to be my 2 fav. stories of the day. Just fascinating thinking of what else might be out there, unseen, forgotten, just waiting for fresh eyes to happen across it.

  3. ObeyMyBrain says:

    This finding also proves that Iron Man exists and is a time traveler.

  4. This calendar was buried because it’s wrong.  Did the same with the neighboor cat… oops.

  5. angusm says:

    Well, there’s a load off my mind.

    Of course, I don’t trust some ignorant Mayans for my end-of-the-world predictions. I go with Harold Camping, who has more experience predicting the apocalypse than anyone.

  6. Am I the only one who saw the first picture and though ” Leonidas is now an archaeologist too? this is madness!”

  7. Daemonworks says:

    The end Mayan calander really only demonstrated that they didn’t really feel the need to plan things out that far ahead.

  8. TaymonBeal says:

    You know what would really make my day? If just one major news outlet could manage to come up with a non-cringeworthy headline related to the 2012 phenomenon.

    (Not that this is necessarily possible even in theory.)

  9. Matthew Stone says:

    You know, as long as the end of the world is being brought up again, I bet the reason God never told us that date is because he knew people would start hanging around in anticipation of it instead of doing more productive things.  Chapter five of 1 Thessalonians even says that God plans to return like a thief in the night, so by setting a date for the end of the world, all you’re really doing is ensuring that God will not return on that day in particular.  We should all instead focus on moving forward with science and love lest the present global warming crisis drives us to extinction before God or even the ancient Mayans get the chance.

    • Shashwath T.R. says:

      Or is that just a plan to make us believe that any date is going to be the wrong one, so that we don’t suspect the end of the world and keep on working so that when it actually happens we’re taken by surprise so that…. err… something…

    • LOL true,true, true, and that about Global warming is so true but i had to laugh at what you wrote because its so true and funny! The funny thing about this new calender stuff is… i gotta tell the media great timing on the discoveries of such a calender that some how exists in the nick of time! Wow right :) 

  10. ron brinkmann says:

    is that a painting of The Flash on the wall?  

  11. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    WE ARE ALL DOOMED!   My wall calendar only goes to December 31st, 2012 and then the world will end.  Oh wait, I will just go and buy a new 2013 calendar.  That was close!

  12. Ken Williams says:

    First James Cameron discovers the bottom of the ocean – now George Clooney refutes Armageddon!  And while hosting the bighuge Obama fundraiser!  Is there anything Hollywoodites *can’t* do??

  13. emo hex says:

    After news like this I see at least a couple of unicorns being sacrificed.

  14. Frank Diekman says:

    Dammit!

  15. arthvr says:

    If the Mayans could foresee the future so accurately, where are they now?

  16. niktemadur says:

    Actual quote from a hardcore herbologist I know, leafing through a National Geographic magazine:  “Your hands can channel energies, if you do it correctly.  The Mayan reliefs with the kings, brujos and slaves, have you seen the way the brujos use and point their fingers?  That’s how they fucked with you”.

    Then you notice, yeah, the fingers are really weird. The fingers ain’t cool.

    • niktemadur says:

      Then he went on about a Mayan rapture:

      Village by village, the benevolent brujos trained the population for lucid dreaming in very specific ways, to observe and memorize every detail about the village they lived in, first awake then while dreaming.

      Then one night, the whole village was summoned to stand at a pre-appointed spot at a certain hour, while dreaming, then to fall backwards.
      The benevolent brujos were waiting there, to grab the whole village by the back of ONE neck and yank it to another dimension.

      Say what you will, it’s an amazing, beautiful fucking story.
      And you’ve never heard it before.

  17. User Signin says:

    My conjecture why the calendar ended when it did was that they ran out of space, or the chiseler’s arm developed carpal tunnel syndrome, or their attention span waned, or they decided wtf nobody’s going to be around that long anyway. 

  18. Mitch_M says:

    They built some cool shit but that doesn’t make them qualified to predict the end of the world.

  19. Chuck says:

    The picture clearly shows the Mayans knew about Iron Man long before we did.

  20. BabsonTask says:

     Exactly. Ask a Mayan “Does the world end in 2012?” “Nah, that’s just the year we have to write a new calendar.”

  21. Palomino says:

    Who do I sue?

  22. JMCanuck says:

    I still say, if we could look back in time to when the infamous ’2012′ Mayan calendar was just being completed, the stone-mason would step back and say “Well, gee, THAT should last them.”

  23. CHR says:

    How awesome could´ve been the Mayan empire that even destroyed and tried to shut down by the spaniards it is of importance today

  24. twianto says:

    You know what’s even scarier? According to the calendar on my wall the world will end on Dec 31. Every. Single. Year. Talk about being alarmist!

  25. Daniel Smith says:

    The archaeology is very cool. The entire “ancient collapsed culture predicts end of world in 2012″ story….very yawn. Too bad one had to be linked to the other in any way.

  26. I’m afraid that all I have managed to glean from this is that there are hot, muscle-bound archeologists in this world.

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